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SHERPA and Institutional Repositories

Hubbard, Bill


Bill Hubbard


Helen Henderson

Hazel Woodward


The SHERPA project (Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access) has been set up to encourage change in the scholarly communication process by creating open-access institutional "e-print" repositories for the dissemination of research findings. This article looks at the terminology involved with such repositories and at the issues that such repositories raise for their construction and use. It reviews the advantages of having an institutional basis for a repository and identifies the key issues that have arisen so far in project work.


Hubbard, B. (2003). SHERPA and Institutional Repositories. Serials, 16(3),

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 1, 2003
Deposit Date Dec 19, 2003
Publicly Available Date Oct 9, 2007
Journal Serials
Print ISSN 0953-0460
Publisher Ubiquity Press
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 3
Keywords SHERPA, IBER, open access archives, open access repositories, institutional repositories, institutionally based eprint repositories, e-print repository, eprint repository
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